UN chemical weapons inspectors' cars leaving a Beirut hotel, 1 October 2013.
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UN disarmament team heads for Syria

1 October 2013 Last updated at 12:44 BST

A team of international disarmament experts is due to arrive in Damascus to begin work on dismantling Syria's chemical weapons arsenal.

Syria says it will co-operate with the mission, which was launched after a US-Russia deal endorsed by the UN Security Council.

It is the first time the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) has been asked to destroy a country's chemical arms during a war.

Watch the UN weapons inspectors depart on their dangerous task.